Everything you need to know about pests
It is important to know the signs of a termite infestation so you can take the appropriate steps and save your home from destruction before further or too much damage is done.
Signs of Termite Invasion
Termites feed on wood and paper. Aside from the mess they leave, below are instances that suggest termite infestation:
The termites' sharp, narrow mandibles can carefully cut through wood fibers that are further softened by their saliva. These are not visible to the naked eye since they don't cause holes in the surface of the wood but instead, eat away at it from within.
Termite damage is usually found on furniture or hardwood floors that have been infested for a long period and have become brittle due to being eaten up inside. If you notice these signs near where your floor meets walls, door frames, or along beams, this could be an indication of activity taking place beneath your home's foundation or exterior siding.
Termites sometimes leave behind tubes made of mud to protect themselves while they are building their nests. If you find these, look closely, and you might be able to see termite droppings inside the tube or small piles outside it. These might lead up to your foundation wall that is a surefire sign that there is an infestation in your home's exterior structure.
Although this doesn't mean that activity has taken place within your house, if left untreated, it can eventually work its way into them when humid weather conditions rise, causing severe issues with moisture damage throughout your home.
Presence of Swarmers
Swarmers are often confused with flying ants. If you see swarmers inside your home, they're likely looking to start a new colony inside your house or on the exterior walls where moisture levels are high enough for their survival. This might be an indication that termite activity has taken place within your home, and change should be made immediately before further damage occurs.
Termites can cause extensive damage to your home's foundation and exterior siding if left untreated. This is especially common in wood painted or stained, making it easier for the termite to eat through without being noticed until it's too late. If you notice any of these signs, contact a professional pest control company to inspect before further damage occurs.
Appearance of Silky Webbing
Termites build silky webs inside the walls and floors to help them survive in their larval forms. This can signify that termite activity has taken place within your home, especially if you find it near where moisture is present such as under sinks or along with bathroom tiling. If left untreated, this webbing will remain for years until all the wood has been eaten up by these destructive insects, which could cause serious problems with mold growth throughout your property.
Evidence of Termite Droppings
Termite droppings are small, brown specks found along with the floors and walls where termite activity has taken place. This is another surefire sign to look for when you suspect an infestation. It could indicate a current problem with these insects in your home or even within its exterior walls, which professionals should treat as soon as possible before further damage occurs.
Termites can cause severe issues in homes if left untreated over time and lead to expensive repairs in the long run. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take action immediately and contact a professional pest control company for a thorough inspection before further damage is done.